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Happy Birthday Dakota!! Our “Perfect 10”

Oh, this is a rough one. A terribly rough one. Where have the years gone? It seems like yesterday that my precious Sheltie boy was 8 months old. Now, today, he turns 10. TEN…so hard to believe, even harder for me to process.

We would like to thank Pipo, Minko and Mr.Jack Freckles thoughtful Mama for this incredible card that she made for Dakota. Click on the photo to visit their blog

When thinking about what I was going to do to acknowledge Dakota’s momentous birthday on his blog,  I kept becoming more and more sad.

I don’t want to be sad and I don’t want to make any of YOU sad, so I am going to do my best to keep this post light-hearted!

10 Things I Love About Our Perfect 10

  • You are my favorite boy to eat popcorn with!
  • You greet me EVERY TIME I walk through the door as if I have been gone for a zillion years, even if I am only gone for one minute.
  • You are incredibly sensitive and intuitive.
  • You lick (kiss) my hand like there is no tomorrow…(just because)
  • You are silly, playful and love to “dance” with me.
  • You “guard” me when I work on the computer, I just have to look to my right or left and you are there.
  • You are the BEST laundry supervisor!
  • You have a smile that makes ME and all who encounter it, smile too.
  • Your eyes are the proverbial “windows” to your soul
  • You are mine, (OURS or Daddy will get upset), we could not have asked for a more loving, devoted, intelligent, clever, silly, hilarious and wonderful dog.

Dad, Cody and I love you to pieces. Thank you for all of the love and joy you have brought to our lives, I cherish you my special boy!!!! There is a nice, juicy home-made burger in your future!!

Love, “Mom”

 

 

 

 

 

Dog Art:Self Pawtrait Challenge

We were so excited when we saw the blog post from Louis Dog Armstrong, the Director of Arts and Entertainment for Blogville and the brilliant woofie behind the blog, Louisdog’s Life about the Self Pawtrait challenge!! Loving art the way Mom and I do, we KNEW we just had to pawticipate!  Here is our entry!

Mom and I created my self pawtrait by taking a photo, and then we popped over to Dreamscope (one of our favorite photo “painting” apps! After painting, we headed over to Ribbet to add some additional elements and a frame. We hope you like it! Mom and I are also posting this on Athena and Marie’s Caturday Art Blog Hop!!!

(No worries, woofies are allowed to enter too!!!)

A Valentine’s Day Give-Away! Win a Luxury Dog Scarf from “Oh Tiny Heart” !

Hi and Happy Valentine’s Day all!! A few weeks ago I was excited to be contacted by a wonderful company that “makes and sells handcrafted luxury accessories for pooches from rare and fine materials you can’t find  anywhere else.”

I thought with today being Valentine’s Day, it couldn’t be more perfect  than to feature this company that I now “heart” on this special day of love!!! Why not treat your special dog to a luxury dog scarf from:

“Oh Tiny Heart”

 

THE OH TINY HEART STORY:

Launched on September 23, 2016 from our small San Francisco apartment, our handcrafted accessories combine our love of chic design with the comfortable and stylish fabrics and materials we love to wear ourselves. If we wouldn’t wear it, why should our pets?

We hope you come to love Oh Tiny Heart as much as we love the little pooch who started it all.

The beautifully wrapped package that I received for Dakota

WHY THEY STARTED:

We started Oh Tiny Heart after adopting our little fur baby, Mylo. When we first brought Mylo home, we found ourselves unable to stop shopping for things we thought he’d like — treats, toys, accessories — you name it! When we couldn’t seem to find accessories for him that we absolutely loved (we’re picky!), we decided to make our own.

HOW THEY STARTED:

Determined to create accessories we weren’t embarrassed to let Mylo wear, we rolled up our sleeves, purchased a sewing machine, a few bundles of thread, and began chopping up our old clothing. Sewing with discarded stretchy knits and delicate cottons forced us to master difficult fabrics right off the bat, setting the tone for the types of materials we’d end up working with most.

When we finally created an accessory we were proud of, we posted a picture of Mylo modeling our creation on Instagram, and comments demanding we sell our pieces started pouring in from friends and followers. That’s when we knew we had to open our own shop.

While we are still very much a mom and pop pet shop handcrafting accessories from our much-too-tiny San Francisco apartment, we feel our family has grown so much larger thanks to the amazingly supportive customers we are lucky enough to have.

We’d love for you to take a look at what we have:

Robin Scarf from the Signature Collection. Photo Courtesy of the Oh Tiny Heart Website. Click to visit!

The Robin Scarf is the scarf that I selected for Dakota to try.  It is from the Oh Tiny Heart Signature Collection. (There is also a Gateway Collection and Rare Collection). It is super soft, light as a feather, just beautiful, so beautiful, that I want to wear it, but Dakota insisted that I let HIM wear it! Dakota doesn’t always wear scarves or bandanas unless he has just returned from being groomed, so at first he wasn’t quite sure what to make of it:

The Robin scarf is a  royal blue beautiful sweater knit scarf. It’s super cozy to the touch, the fabric is super snuggly!!! This scarf is completely unlike any other scarf I ever put on Dakota. It’s so luxurious!! Once I let him know just how handsome he looked in this scarf he allowed me to take another photo:

DETAILS:

  • 80% Polyester/15% Rayon/5% Spandex
  • Light Weight
  • Yarn Dyed Slub Hatchi Sweater Knit
  • Ultra Soft Brushed Hand
  • Fluid Drape
  • Four Way Stretch
  • Royal Blue Cozy and Warm Sweater Knit with Soft Touch Black Trim
  • Traditional Square Bandana
  • Oh Tiny Heart Hand Dyed Real Leather Label
  • Handmade in USA

    Photo Courtesy of the Oh Tiny Heart website

SIZES AVAILABLE:

  • Petite (XS) fits necks up to 10” (12 x 12” square bandana, 14” on diagonal fold)
  • Popular (S/M) fits necks up to 14” (16 x 16” square, 22” on diagonal fold)
  • Prestige (L) fits necks up to 18” (20 x 20” square, 31” on diagonal fold)

CARE:

  • Hand Wash to Maintain Longevity
  • Air Dry Flat or Iron on Low Heat
  • Do Not Tumble Dry
  • Do Not Bleach

“What I put up with for a product review! Mom I am NOT a girl Sheltie, I am a BOY!!! But…this would look pretty on a female Sheltie as a cute hat, don’t you agree?”

 

I couldn’t be happier with Dakota’s scarf and am excited for you to check out all that Oh Tiny Heart has to offer! They also have Collars and Leashes!!!

Ok, I couldn’t resist and HAD to put the scarf on Cody too….he was a little less thrilled than I was:

Don’t let Cody’s expression deter you, remember, he IS a cat after all!!!!

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Give-Away is open to those who are

18 yrs of age and older. An approximate $38 value!

Entering is super easy,

just enter on the Rafflecopter below and good luck!!

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In full disclosure: I was not monetarily compensated for this review/give-away. I was sent the Robin Scarf from the Signature Collection in exchange for my always honest review.

#InternetFriendsDay 2017

Lucky Friday! It’s A Vita Bone® Give-Away!

Hi All! It’s Dakota! Today might be Friday the 13th but today, is YOUR LUCKY DAY! I have been eagerly awaiting telling you about some tasty new treats that I was lucky to try!

One day, my Mom and I were pawing around the internet reading blogs, and we read about  Vita Bone®. I tapped my Mom’s arm and told her that I wanted to try them. Mom and I  were lucky when our comment was seen on Facebook and we were contacted asking if we would like to try some Vita Bone® Biscuits and Vita Bone® Chewy Sticks. It was my lucky day!

When my package arrived I couldn’t believe how generous my new friends were! I was sent a box of VITA BONE® Flavors Biscuits,  a box of Vita Bone® Biscuits, (Original),  VITA BONE® Beef Flavored Chewy Sticks  and VITA BONE® Lamb Flavored Chewy Sticks.

Vita Bone® Biscuits

 FROM Vita Bone® Vita Bone® Biscuits are made with natural ingredients and fortified with 23 essential vitamins and minerals. Our nutritious recipe also includes omega-3 and 6 fatty acids and glucosamine from natural sources like salmon oil and chicken. These essential elements help promote healthy skin, a well-conditioned coat, and joint health in your dog. Plus, the crunchy texture helps clean teeth and freshen breath.

They come in sizes that are perfect for whatever size dog you have, (small, medium or large).  I received Medium because they are for dogs over 20 lbs and I am around 25 lbs.

 

I didn’t try the original biscuits  yet, but I will! I DID try the:

Vita Bone® Flavors Biscuits

Vita Bone® Flavors Biscuits come in liver, beef, vegetable, cheese, chicken, and original flavors.  They are scrumptious!! As you can see in the photo below, even the medium-sized bones are generously sized so Mom breaks it up for me. It makes the tastiness last longer and makes them easier for me to eat.

Vita Bone® Chewy Sticks

As I mentioned, I received the Beef Flavored Chewy Sticks and the Lamb Flavored Chewy Sticks.  I haven’t tried the Beef Flavored sticks yet but I DID try the Lamb Flavored Chewy Sticks, (of COURSE I went for those first since Shelties LOVE to “herd” lambs/sheep!). I got to experience the taste of real lamb in every bite!  The sticks are easy to break into smaller pieces, which make them great to use for training, and you could put them in your favorite treat dispenser too!

About Vita Bone®

Vita Bone®is a family-owned company through and through and have been making pet food and treats in Ogden, Utah since 1972. They are passionate about pets, which is why they craft their own recipes and carefully source each ingredient. You can find out more about their brands at americanpetnutrition.com

Vita Bone® Gives Back!

Proud Supporter of:

All of us at Vita Bone® have dedicated our careers to the health and happiness of all pets because we know what joy they bring to families across the country.

We also know the joy and power pets have to change lives. That’s why we support Pet Partners, a non-profit dedicated to training and providing therapy animals to people in need.

Therapy animals give affection and comfort to people in hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, disaster areas, and more.

Pet Partners teams interact with a wide variety of clients including veterans with PTSD, seniors living with Alzheimer’s, students with literacy challenges, patients in recovery, people with intellectual disabilities and those approaching end of life.

 

I am certain you are going to love Vita Bone® Biscuits and Vita Bone® Chewy Sticks as much as I do!  Check out their store locator to see where you can purchase them. You can also:

ENTER TO WIN!!

 Our friends at Vita Bone® are generously offering TWO of our readers who are 18 and over and who reside in the U.S. the chance to win ONE BOX OF VITA BONE BISCUITS and TWO PACKAGES OF VITA BONE CHEWY STICKS. Entering is easy! Just enter on the rafflecopter below. Good luck!! 

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We were not compensated for this review/give-away. We were sent product to test in exchange for our always honest review.